poster3_11x17-1 editInternationally-acclaimed Chinese artists, Dr. Nan Liu and Haiqiong Deng, will be showcasing both traditional Chinese art and music in the BSC Student Wellness Center at noon through “Echoes of Nature” on Monday, Nov. 16. 

Bainbridge State College celebrates the 16th anniversary of International Education Week (IEW) on November 16-19.

As a U.S. Department of State’s initiative to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange, colleges, universities, high schools and organizations are encouraged to host events that celebrate a global education and foster cross-cultural understanding. Currently, International Education Week is celebrated in more than 100 countries.

The Week at BSC will focus on Asia—and according to International Education Week coordinator and BSC History Professor, Dr. David Nelson, this year’s theme is about bringing the East to the Southwest while teaching local students of its importance and influence on the world.

“Our theme this year is Asia, arguably the most important region of recent years—from its oil resources in the Middle East to its labor and economic power further East,” he said. “Nearly all the world’s major religious originates there, plus over half of the world’s population.”

Bainbridge State College is pleased to announce its week of events for International Education Week 2015. All events are free and most are open to the public.

On Monday, Nov. 16, internationally-acclaimed Chinese artists, Dr. Nan Liu and Haiqiong Deng will be showcasing both traditional Chinese art and music in the BSC Student Wellness Center at noon through “Echoes of Nature.”

Dr. Liu is the Assistant Art Professor at Florida A&M University. Haiqiong Deng is the director of Chinese music ensemble at Florida State University and the recipient of the 2012-13 Traditional Master Artist from Florida Department of States & 2013 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship from Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Both artists have led numerous lectures, concerts and educational outreach programs at K-12 schools, festivals, museums and universities. Their lively presentations of traditional music of zheng and qin Chinese paintings and calligraphy have drawn audiences closer to the magnificence of traditional Chinese culture and inspired many to continue their research into the culture.

Other events include a Chinese Ink Wash lesson with Robin Sparks on Tues., Nov. 17, at noon in Room 255 (Cypress Hall); and also on Tues., a presentation by the BSC Anime Club will be held at 2 p.m., in Room 961 of the Student Wellness Center.

Finishing up the week will be an interactive presentation entitled “International Business Ethics,” from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., in Room 961 (SWC).

Since many students are unable to travel, International Education Week provides students with the opportunity to learn more about countries and cultures from the comfort of their home institution.

Nelson added, “While we would love to send all of our students abroad to learn about the world, we unfortunately cannot do that. So we try our best to bring them world to them—and International Education Week is a good opportunity to do just that.”

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